Hike Distance: 5.2 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 808.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 510 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 97785 feet
I really don’t have much time today to hike so Burnt Bridge Creek offers little bit of variety from what I’ve been doing, but without driving quite as far. It’s not too great of a sign when I park and broken glass is on the ground. Looks like this area is now subject to break-ins and that concerns me.
Walking east, I took a short spur trail that goes over to Burnt Bridge Creek, and it’s mostly very tall grasses about 6 feet high! I cleared the Scotch Broom along the trail, but then just turned around and went to the main trail.
There’s a fair number of people on the trail with their dogs and there’s still plenty of Solitude. I stopped and talked to this one couple for a little bit and that was nice. I also showed a father and his very young son how to get back to one of the streets by using one of the trails in the forested area. They were very thankful for my help!
I was surprised when two people on bicycle passed me and they turned out to be the Vancouver Police Department! I didn’t know that they scouted this area and it certainly made me feel better. I would think this would be one of the better tasks if I were a policeman? At least they get some exercise and are outside.
Very warm out but the wind really made it a pleasure, especially under the canopy. This section of the trail is mostly shaded so the cover was appreciated.